Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hello Spring

Thursday I tried to get out and run.  okay I ran for four miles but it was pretty rough. The wind was howling and then about twenty steps into my run I felt the first drop of rain.  Ugh.  I had on a wind/water resistant jacket, but that was about it for being properly dressed.

I made it two miles before I turned around and decided this wasn't fun after all and I was dripping wet. The wind was blowing the rain drops straight into my ear.  Ugh.  I decided I would just get in a good elliptical workout later on and call it good.

I never did get in the rest of my workout, but I did get a great nap and some awesome time in with my kids, and sometimes that is just what I need to do.

Friday I worked and was hoping to get in a quick run after work, but that didn't happen.  So this morning I was raring to get running!  Sunny skies temps in the forties, slight breeze..Perfect!

 I even stopped to smell the flowers before I started my run.  This little purple flowers were all over the hillside here.  Cola was trying to get into the picture here I think, notice his little legs in the background.
 I ran did a ten mile run, and wish I could have just kept on running and running, but I had places to be!
I felt like it took about 6 miles for my legs to get warmed up really good and then I felt great and did two miles at marathon .pace and the last 2 miles faster than goal marathon pace.

Next weekend I am running in the Peaks To Prairie Adventure race on Sunday and  the forecast is calling for a high of 63 and sunny.  I have 9.3 mile run and then I will hand off to our team biker.  After that I get to sit back and enjoy the day and wait for the biker and paddler to get done.   I hope the weather forecast is right! I am so excited about this one. It will be the first time I have done this race.

The run has about a 900 foot drop with some hills in it, but with a drop like that I expect to have a good time, but since I have never done it before I hate to get all cocky about it.


  1. Great job on your run!

    Good luck next weekend!

  2. Good luck on your run! At least you got a great nap in.. I love good naps!

  3. Good luck on your run segment!
    And as always, great photos! :)

  4. I love days when you play with the kids AND run AND get a nap - sigh, my perfect day.

    and those flowers are gorgeous Christy!

  5. Best of luck on your run!!! Love the drop but could be a killer on the legs.

  6. Most best of luck to you!!!!

  7. Was Cola trying to smell the flower too? :-)
    I just noticed that we have flowers coming up in our yard today. Must mean spring is here- YAY!!!!

  8. Love that little bit of Cola in the picture.
    Sometimes a nap and playing with kids are what you need!

  9. Your team is going to be so happy they have you! :^) Have fun! I love adventure races!

  10. The adventure race sounds like a lot of fun! Recharging your battery is always helpful :)

  11. That race sounds fun! I can't wait to hear all about it! Glad you were able to get in a good 10 miler:)

  12. Good luck. That sounds like a fun relay.

  13. Your upcoming race sounds like a great time and it will be fun to be part of a team. I can't wait to read all about it.

    Do you take your camera running? Or do you use your phone? You take such nice clear pics, it must be your camera... :)


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